EarthLink internet speeds and plans
|Package||Internet type||Speed||Price*||Shop plans|
|EarthLink Fiber 100||Fiber||100 Mbps||$59.95/mo.*||Shop EarthLink Plans|
|EarthLink Fiber 500||Fiber||500 Mbps||$79.95/mo.*||Shop EarthLink Plans|
|EarthLink Fiber 1 Gig||Fiber||1,000 Mbps||$89.95/mo.*||Shop EarthLink Plans|
|EarthLink Fiber 2 Gig||Fiber||2000 Mbps||$129.95/mo.*||Shop EarthLink Plans|
|EarthLink Fiber 5 Gig||Fiber||5,000 Mbps||$189.95/mo.||Shop EarthLink Plans|
|EarthLink10-80 Mbps Internet||DSL||10 Mbps-80 Mbps||$49.95/mo.-$69.95/mo.*||Shop EarthLink Plans|
|EarthLink LTE Home 50 GB-150 GB||Fixed wireless||Up to 100 Mbps||$64.95/mo.-$149.95/mo.||Shop EarthLink Plans|
Data as of 12/28/2022. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*With a 12 month contract.
Why is my EarthLink internet speed slower than advertised?
Internet providers’ advertised speeds generally reflect the plan’s maximum speed, and EarthLink’s advertised speeds are no different. EarthLink doesn’t own its own internet infrastructure—instead, it rents bandwidth on other providers’ networks to sell to its customers. This means that speeds and reliability can vary by region, depending on which other providers EarthLink works with to provide coverage to that area. Fortunately, EarthLink has excellent customer service, so if you experience any problems at all, the best solution is to contact EarthLink and ask for assistance.
Best EarthLink internet dealsEarthLink's fiber plans include unlimited data without an extra fee.
How do EarthLink’s advertised internet speeds compare to competitors?
|10–5,000 Mbps||$49.95–$189.95/mo.*||View Plans|
|75–1,200 Mbps||$30.00–$80.00/mo.‡||View Plans|
Data as of 12/28/22. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*With a 12 month contract.
†Plus taxes. Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies.
‡For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement. Excludes Xfinity Gigabit Pro.
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What is a good internet speed?
|Internet speed||How fast is this?||What you can do|
|0–5 Mbps||Very slow||Send emails, search on Google, stream video in SD on one device|
|5–40 Mbps||Slow to moderate||Stream video in HD on three or four devices, play online games|
|40–100 Mbps||Moderate to fast||Stream easily on multiple devices in HD or 4K, download big files quickly, run several smart devices|
|100–500 Mbps||Very fast||Stream in 4K on more than five devices simultaneously, download massive files quickly, host a livestream|
|500–1,000+ Mbps||Extremely fast||Stream in 4K on 10+ devices, run 10+ smart-home devices at a time, do basically anything on lots of devices|
|1,200–5,000 Mbps||Faster than you need||Operate a bitcoin-mining farm with two dozen computers, watch Frozen in 4K on 100 devices at the same time|
About our EarthLink internet speed test
The EarthLink internet speed measures three things:
Download speed: The speed at which your device pulls data from the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.
Upload speed: The speed at which your device sends data to the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.
Latency (Ping): The time (measured in milliseconds) it takes for a signal to travel from your device to an internet server and back. Lower latency means your connection has a better response time for activities like gaming and livestreams.
How does the EarthLink internet speed test work?
Our speed test measures your internet speed by connecting to a nearby server and sending data back and forth. By comparing how long it takes for this test data to go back and forth, we can find out how your connection performs. This tells us the speed of your home’s internet connection, although it can be impacted by a bottleneck in your connection, such as a slow wireless router, this will impact the results of the test. To get a more accurate measurement of your internet connection, we suggest plugging your device directly into your router using an Ethernet cable, rather than connecting wirelessly.